The Cincinnati Zoo Shop

The main Zoo Shop, located in Vine Street Village, carries a wide range of items to commemorate your trip to the Zoo and also stocks practical items, such as sunscreen, to make your visit more enjoyable!

Your purchase matters: Your purchase provides critical financial support and enables us to achieve our mission. Thank you!


Youth Hood Hippo Blueprint $24.99

Youth Hippo Rainbow Polygon $17.99

Onesie Infant Hippo Little $19.99

Toddler Hip, Hippo, Hooray $19.99

Youth Hood Hippo Love $24.99

temporarily unavailable 

Toddler Hood Swimming Hippo $19.99


Tee Fiona Standing $27.99

Tee Men’s Hippo Augustine $24.99


12″ Grey Fiona Plush $18.99

12″ Purple Fiona Plush $18.99

Miyoni Hippo Plush $22.99


Fiona Wood Ornament $9.99

temporarily unavailable 


Fiona Arch Magnet $7.99

Key chain Fiona Standing in water $4.99

Fiona Collage Magnet $5.99

Magnet Fiona Standing $5.99


Magnet Fiona & Bibi $5.99



12” White Tiger

CK WH Tiger

12” Giraffe

CK Giraffe

12” Elephant

CK Elephant

12” Wolf

CK Wolf
Promotional Plush 18” Giraffe
Regular price $37.99.  Sale price $18.99.
Promo Giraffe

5′ Tall Giraff
Large giraffe plush
Life Sized Alligator
Large alligator plush


Bottle Cap giraffe (other animals available also)
Bottlecap Giraffe
Barcino Tiger 6″
Hand painted with more than 10 colors, inspired by Spanish Mosaic techniques, these beautiful figurines can add a splash of color to any home. Available in over 10 different animals. Additional styles available
Hippo Tile 8″
Each individual tile is hand-painted and kiln-fired for a high level of detail and stunning color.  Raised-relief tile is an art form that dates back to the Tang Dynasty of China. Additional styles available
Penny Collector
Motor Headz Garage
Asia Animal Bag
Bagged sets of animals for play or bath time. Available in Asian, African, aquatic, dinosaur and rainforest. $12.99
Asia Polybag
Transforming Animals (various)
Nature tubes (various animals)
Explore the World Blocks (various animals)

How to Order

Items featured are available for purchase by phone only at this time. Please call the number listed below and our store staff will assist you.

  • Monday – Friday, 10am – 3pm.
  • Customer Service Phone Number: 513-559-7763.
  • Email: [email protected]

Please contact our Customer Service Department for more information.

Payment Types Taken by Phone

All major credit cards (Visa, Master Card, American Express and Discover) are accepted.

Exchange & Return Policy

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, you may return the merchandise within 30 days for an exchange or refund with your original receipt.

Member Discount Provided

Members of the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden receive a 10 percent discount off of full priced merchandise. Please provide your member card number when placing your order.

Shipping & Handling

All orders are shipped via UPS Ground.

Total shipping costs for purchases:

Up to $20 $7.95
$20.01–$40.00 $8.95
$40.01–$60.00 $11.95
$60.01–$80.00 $13.95
$80.01-100.00 $15.95
$100.01–$150.00 $17.95
$150.01–$200.00 $19.95
Over $200.00 10% of total order

Extra fees will be added for shipments to Alaska or Hawaii, and for 2nd Day Air or Next Day Air delivery services. Please contact our Customer Service Department for rates.

Zoo Bucks

Zoo Bucks make the perfect gift for family and friends and can be spent throughout the Zoo.  Buy here today!

Plastic Bags Have Gone Extinct

GoGreen1-300x173We are Plastic Bag Free as part of our ongoing Green initiative.

Did you know?  The world is facing a Plastic Bag Pandemic:

  • Over 1 trillion plastic bags are used every year worldwide.
  • About 2 million plastic bags are used every minute around the world.
  • Americans use and throw away 100 billion plastic bags every year.
  • Only 3-5% of plastic bags get recycled.
  • The average American family takes home 1,500 plastic bags a year.

Bring Your Own Bag: Do your part for the planet and bring your own reusable bag or purchase your Zoo-themed reusable tote from the gift shop for only $1.99. Thank you for helping us be the #GreenestZooInAmerica!

Zoo Babies Poster

Zoo Babies Poster

Purchase your 2016 Zoo Babies poster created by Loren Long with Frame & Save Hyde Park and the Cincinnati Zoo, now on sale in the Zoo’s Gift Shop. Proceeds from the poster benefit the care and feeding of our animals. The poster is $36.99 and the dimensions are 47” x 27”.

If you can’t make it to the Zoo but want to purchase the poster, please call 513-559-7763. Click here to watch the making of the Zoo Babies poster or listen to a podcast of artist Loren Long.


Rated the “Greenest Restaurant in America” by the Green Restaurant Association!   Stop by on your next visit.  Sustainability Features (pdf)

Renovated restaurant opened in May, 2013.

Front counter at the restaurant.

Compost, recycle, chips, landfill – easy to see on the back deck of Base Camp Cafe.

Guests see the Green Food Cycle sign as they walk into Base Camp Cafe.

Clearly marked waste disposal containers in Base Camp Cafe.

Display of edible garden items on side deck of Base Camp Cafe.

The Base Camp Cafe is open! Enjoy our expanded restaurant and new menu items.  There’s more outdoor seating & and a great view of the Zoo’s Africa exhibit.

Snacks & Food Options (find nutrition info here)

Grab a Mike-sell’s snack, the official snack food of the Cincinnati Zoo. Call (513) 559-7763 to order.